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Stephens Scown expands Family team

Lizzie Smith is the latest partner to join Stephens Scown, the employee-owned and B Corp™ Certified law firm that has built a reputation on going above and beyond for its clients and in supporting the communities in which it operates.

She will be joining Stephens Scown’s Family team, which is the largest in the South West and the only Family Law team top-ranked in both Devon and Cornwall in the Chambers and Legal 500 guides.

With over a decade of experience in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown, Lizzie advises on divorce and financial settlements, financial support for children or following a foreign divorce, enforcement issues, and freezing injunctions. She also supports clients with non-molestation and occupation orders, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, arrangements for children and relocation applications.

Andrew Barton, Partner and head of the Family team said, “We are delighted to welcome Lizzie into our growing team. She will be heading up our Family offering in our new Somerset office, further enhancing the offer within the county and confirming the Firm’s position as a leading South West law firm.”

Listed as an Associate to Watch in the Chambers and Partners Guide, and a Key Lawyer in the Legal 500, being featured in the definitive legal guides adds to the family team’s burgeoning reputation. She is also a member of Resolution, as well as being a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advances Financial Remedies (High Net Worth) and International Family Law. Lizzie is also trained in Collaborative Law, an alternative method of dispute resolution.

The family team, which is a finalist in the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards, are being further bolstered with the addition of three newly qualified solicitors who came through the firm’s trainee scheme; Tyler Richards, Meesha Ghovanloupoor, and Alexandra Pitts, all of whom are ready to make their own mark within the specialist sector.

Sarah Walls, Partner in Stephens Scown’s Family Finance team, says: “It is great to see our team going from strength to strength, from our nomination for Family Law Legal Support of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards in recognition for the outstanding work being carried out by our legal support roles within our team to the new talent coming through our trainee programme.”

With over 340 employees, including more than 50 partners in offices strategically located in Truro, Exeter and now also Taunton, the firm is ideally placed to serve the greater South West region. For more information visit www.stephens-scown.co.uk